When you get the munchies, most of the time you have a go-to snack, such as chips or cake. However, some people are a little extreme and will eat just about anything. In fact, the munchies can cause people to try things they would normally never touch. Although some concoctions end up being delicious, some of them are downright nasty but are somehow tasty for the time being. For your amusement, here are 11 craziest things people eat when they get the munchies.
1. Stargazy pie
Stargazy pie contains seven different types of fish poking through the top. Although this sounds like a joke, it, unfortunately, is legit. In fact, this pie is commonly served during the festival of Tom Bawcock‘s Eve, which celebrates a great fisherman who traveled rough waters and survived a long winter all by himself.
2. Marshmallow in blanket
3. Century egg
Mmmmm, how does a putrid egg sound as a snack? These eggs aren’t really years old, they’re months old. After being encased in a mixture of clay, ash, and quicklime, the eggs turn gelatinous, with a very strong smell of sulfur. In China, these are served as a delicacy during special occasions.
4. Cotton candy fries
Cotton candy is fabulous. In fact, so are fries. But when you combine the two, now that’s just odd. It’s safe to say a cannabis enthusiast came up with this concoction.
5. Peanut butter and pickle sandwich
Pairing peanut butter with bananas makes for a delicious snack. However, it’s not every day you see someone eating a peanut butter and pickles in between slices of bread. Nevertheless, it’s apparently a thing.
6. Watermelon with sriracha
Why settle for the sweetness of a watermelon when you can add a little spice? According to chef Michael Voltaggio, combining sriracha and watermelon is a great summertime snack.
7. Steak and ice cream
Mashed potatoes and steak? That’s boring. On the other hand, ice cream and steak will make dinner rather unique. You may want to get extremely high before trying this combo.
8. Pepsi and cereal
If you ever replace milk with Pepsi for your cereal, people will no doubt know that you’re high. Not to mention, you’ll have a sugar high to go with the buzz that your ganja gave you.
Boodog is a Mongolian-styled dish. In a nutshell, it is a marmot or goat that cooks with hot stones inside the stomach. Also, the preparation involves ripping the liver and kidneys out and later replacing and eating them. Sounds yummy, huh?
10. Deep fried tarantula
If you can even look at this picture without wanting to hurl, then you might have smoked a little too much weed. No matter how hungry the herb makes you, don’t ever resort to deep fried tarantula.
11. Pear, mayo, and cheese salad
After the… interesting… tarantula meal, it’s about time for something a little more normal. Pear, mayo, and cheese salad anyone?
12. Casu marzu
Cheese is the stuff dreams are made of, except I think this one might be more of a nightmare. Commonly referred to as “maggot cheese,” this Italian cuisine is sheep’s milk cheese infused with live insect larva and left to ferment for months.
While many people suffocate the creatures before consuming, some eat them live. There have even been reports of the insects burrowing into people intestines and wreaking havoc on digestive systems.